Essex Council praised for “bold leadership” on climate action

General / Thu 22nd Feb 2024 at 04:49pm

ESSEX is one of a select number of areas to be recognised for taking bold leadership on climate action by a not-for-profit environmental group.

CDP, which helps organisations across the globe understand their own environmental impacts, has named the county as one of the 120 areas to receive an A rating for climate work.

This is the second year in a row CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, has given Essex County Council the rating.

To score an A the council had to have area-wide emissions data available and have published a climate action plan.

The council also had to submit its climate adaptation goal to demonstrate how it will tackle climate change.

Out of the places assessed, only 13% were awarded an A rating. Areas that are awarded an A rating feature on CDP’s global A list.

Environment is one of four key target areas in the council’s organisational strategy Everyone’s Essex.

Essex County Council Climate Czar and Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Cllr Peter Schwier said: “It’s fantastic that Essex has been globally recognised as a leader in both climate action and climate mitigation.

“The A rating from CDP is incredibly difficult to achieve. By being awarded this rating two years in a row Essex County Council has proved its commitment to being a world leader in climate action.

“Essex takes the threat of climate change seriously, and it will continue to develop and improve its climate action and mitigation.”

The council’s £250million Essex Climate Action Plan outlines its commitment to combating climate change.

The council’s climate action progress can be found in the Essex Climate Action Annual Reports.

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4 Comments for Essex Council praised for “bold leadership” on climate action:

2024-02-22 19:57:48


2024-02-22 21:54:46

Pity we don't see any evidence of it here. Stort Valley about to be ruined by the Eastern Crossing, J7a a junction that will cause more congestion, restricted access to Council tips resulting in more flytipping, no improvement in cycling and walking routes, Essex still has a carcentric transport plan, sewage discharges and river pollution at an all time high. Etc. Etc etc.

2024-02-23 09:14:43

There is no climate emergency and all these lunatics are doing is making us colder, poorer and worse off.

Kim Oconnor
2024-02-23 10:00:32

Is Essex County Council aware of the destruction and vandalism that will be happening in Harlow, on a scale Harlow has never seen before.

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